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Rupert Keegan

Rupert Keegan. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Rupert Keegan. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

Rupert Keegan, Goodwood Festival of Speed, 24th June 2007. Copyright LAT Photographic (www.latphoto.co.uk), 2010. Used with permission.

Rupert Keegan, Goodwood Festival of Speed, 24th June 2007. Copyright LAT Photographic 2010. Used with permission.

Born:

26 Feb 1955
Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex

Nationality:

Great Britain

Grands Prix:

25 (1977-1982)

F2 starts:

2 (1976-1979)

Indy 500s:

0 (1986)

Now back in the UK, often seen at historic events, after spending some time living in the United States. Had a rapid rise to reach F1 with his father Mike helping him both with backing from the family British Air Ferries avation company, but also with publicity. Rupert started his career in 1973 in Formula Ford, before moving to F3, F2, and then Formula 1 in 1977. In truth. the rise possibly came a bit too quickly as more race experience may have helped him. Keegan was not without talent, as he proved by winning the Aurora AFX British F1 title in 1979. Went into sportscars after F1 before failing to qualify for the 1986 Indianapolis 500, which more or less ended his top-flight career, returning 9 years later to race in sportscars before retiring for good competitively.

Biography last updated 21 Sep 2014